Durga Puja – Festival of Joy

Travelling through almost 12 years through the lanes of Kolkata during the puja I have captured the golden culture and tradition of Durga puja.....My salutations to all artist who have made this unique forms keeping in mind our spiritual Aesthetics of hindu mythology.

Photo Credits

All photographs are taken by Sayan Biswas...Plz do share but request not to use anywhere without permission...if you like or want to use any photos just drop me a mail through the contact form with give you the rights with valid reason....Thanks for visiting Sharadotsav.com



Manifestations, devi durga, Chandi, Mahisasur, Puran

By |June 12th, 2016|Blog, Durga|

Manifestations of devi durga : Durga is the form of Sati-Parvati-Uma. The godees who killed the asuras to save the heaven and earth is Devi Chandika. From the Vedas we see Goddess Aditi is the main divine power worshipped. From [...]

The history of Puran

By |May 26th, 2016|Blog, Durga|

The history of Puran: The Skanda Purana tells us that the name of Durga is given to the goddess Parvati, consort of Siva, when she kills the demon Durga. A myth from the Devi Mahatmya, however, states that the Goddess has [...]

Nine forms of devi Durga

By |May 21st, 2016|Blog, Durga|

Nine forms of devi Durga :nine forms, devi durga, Navaratri In Devi Mahatmaya - Devi durga hails the power of the world, she maintains cosmic stability. She is Sakambhari . She is the creator of all living beings. As a [...]

Significance of Chandi

By |May 15th, 2016|Blog, Durga|

Significance of Chandi The glory of Durga is known from the ancient treatise of Markandeyo Purana. It is known as Devi Mahatmyam or Durga Saptasati and was written in 700 slokas. Devi Durga was generated and empowered by the unification [...]

Durga puja a social festival

By |April 30th, 2016|Blog, Durga|

Durga puja a social festival of the Hindus. The festival of Durga Puja starts with Mahalaya, in Aswin. Prayers are offered to their ancestors at the river banks, a ritual called Tarpan. The inauguration of the Goddess idol starts on [...]

The story of Devi Durga

By |April 30th, 2016|Blog, Durga|

The story of Devi Durga as depicted in the Devimahatmyam or Chandi, a part of the MarkandeyaPurana which is recited during the Durga Puja, is a spiritual metaphor for liberation by eliminating evil forces. However, the task becomes increasingly challenging [...]

The spiritual form of devi

By |April 23rd, 2016|Blog, Durga|

The spiritual form of devi durga is Yogmaya and her external form is Mahamaya. The Narad Puran states many incarnations of her forms, She is Uma, Gitija, Ambika to name a few.She is beautiful in her form as Lalita, Parvati, [...]

The essence of Markandeya Puran

By |April 22nd, 2016|Blog, Durga|

The essence of Markandeya Puran The Markandeya Puran is been authored by Rishi Markandeya, a great sage said to have been blessed with an eternal life. Markandeya tells that Brahma is the cause and effect of everything in the world. [...]

Goddess as Shakti

By |April 22nd, 2016|Blog, Durga|

Goddess as Shakti: the male gods contribute their strength and vigor to the goddess, who epitomizes power, action and strength in the battle with demons. Durga is action and power personified and as such is a fitting representation of the [...]

The History of Shakti Peeths

By |April 17th, 2016|Blog, Durga|

The History of Shakti Peeths : A brief Insight Sati was the daughter of Prajapati Daksha. Disobeying her father’s wish Sati got married to Lord Shiva. Sati and Lord Shiva lived happily in Kailash. But Daksha was not to let [...]